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Jul 15, 2010 11:00am EDT
. this is a paving project going on here. davis did not work for maryland state highway but rather a subcontractor involved in the project. in forestville, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> davis is from briantown, maryland. jerry edwards joins us with the latest in traffic. >>> good morning, to you and everyone. a lot of road works and hefty delays because of it. virginia, northbound i-95 to the outer loop of the beltway, look very carefully. two lanes. the left lane is closed and traffic is quite slow because of it. there is also on southbound 95 headed to newington,there, the right lane is blocked delays leaving the capital beltway. maryland, on the outer loop, greenbelt road, left side of the roadway blocked. delays from north on route 50. the good news is, if you are headed southbound, the inner loop, no worries there. travel lanes are open. eun? >>> thank you. taking a live look outside. it is 91 degrees at 11:04. we have sunshine. with this humidity, you know we are going to be burning out there. >> everybody that's come into the office this morning has passed by my desk. wendy rieger included and
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Jul 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
week, possibly flirting with 100. hagerstown, 59. 50 in martinsburg. manassas 52. clinton, maryland 57. i wanted to show you garrett college, deep creek lake, 45 degrees this morning. oh, my gosh. we have high pressure centered on top of us. it stay with us through the holiday weekend. no rain for july 4th and no rain for today. we'll go from 75 at 9:00 to 83 at noon. 88 by 6:00. i'll have the rest of your details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thanks, kim. >>> we have breaking news this morning, an amber alert has been issued in maryland. police are looking for 2-year-old aaron gomez. he was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. little aaron gomez was last seen near adelphi, maryland and police believe the suspect with him, a 22-year-old man. he does have two tatoos one that says lidia on his neck and ice on his arm. he may be driving a black nissan sentra with maryland tags 5fj-e 91. >>> we're also following some breaking news out of the democratic republican of the jong. a u.n. radio station is reporting 190 people are dead after a truck carrying oil flipped and explode
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Jul 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
of the live rain is still in the great state of maryland. a few sprinkles coming along interstate 270 down through frederick, maryland, into upper montgomery county. some showers in howard county, maryland, drifting southbound into northern prince george's and northern anne arundel. plenty of clouds left. a few light rain showers. certainly, not more than about .10 of an inch of rain at the most. with the afternoon clearing, warm today. a little break or two of sunshine. temperatures will quickly climb into the mid and upper 80s. out west towards the blue ridge, because they will get the sunshine first. >> thank you, chuck. montgomery county police are investigating after a man was shot and killed near wheaton high school. police say they found the 27-year-old man on randolph rode around 1:00 a.m. when they responded to the area for a call of shots fired. the man was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene. around an hour later, police say another 27-year-old man walked into a nearby police station and turned himself in. >>> he related that he was involved and respo
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Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> authorities in maryland think they have found the person responsible for two separate mother/daughter murders in the same neighborhood. back on january of last year, police found karen lofton and her daughter, charissa, shot to death in their house in maryland. then in march they found the remains of 42-year-old dolores dewitt and her daughter, ebony, in a burned-up car just a few blocks away. initially police felt the murders were a coincidence. but now sources tell news 4 they are looking at one man for both crimes. the suspect is 27 years old. he apparently lived in that neighborhood. he's not >> the small seepages we are finding right now do not present at least aat this point any indication there is a threat to the wellbore. if so, we would take immediate action. >> bp said the cost of dealing with the oil spill has reached nearly $4 billion. >>> questions about bp's role in the release of a convicted terrorist could be part of the first u.s. visit from britain's new prime minister. david cameron will meet with president obama tomorrow. administration officials say talks likely will touc
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Jul 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
along the gulf coast, leaders here in maryland say they're preparing for the possibility of the oil reaching beaches in our area. news 4's chris gordon has more on the steps they're taking to keep local waters clean and the seafood safe. >> reporter: maryland governor martin o'malley lowered the boom. on board a boat operated by the maryland department of environment emergency response team, the governor got firsthand experience handling some of the 2 miles of boom that the state could use if oil or tar balls were to make it from the spill in the gulf to the bay or the beaches here. but the chances of that are slim. >> the likelihood of the oil from the gulf impacting the beaches of maryland is extremely remote. having said that, there is the potential for this to disrupt ecosystems, the white marlin and also birds that actually go and winter in that area and come back up here for the summer. >> reporter: the governor led his roundtable discussion in ocean city with local business owners, representatives of the u.s. coast guard, and maryland environmental experts. >> it's very unlik
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Jul 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
earlier this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
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Jul 3, 2010 8:00am EDT
, a black 1999 nissan sentra which maryland please 5fg-e 91. those pleats 5fg-e91. if you see the suspect or child don't approach them because you can put the child in danger or yourself. but do call police if you do come across either of these people. again, amber alert issued for jarn gomez, a 4-year-old hispanic male taken from in front of the metro station here at mount vernon square in washington. prince george's county police and d.c. police are working together on this one. we're lichb northwest. now back to you. >>> 8:01. time to check in with kim martucci for a look at our weather. enjoy today, right? >> yeah. bottle it. >> can we put it in this? >> yeah, sure. it will turn steamy here into next week. we'll ease into those 90s one day at a time today. it's a trip into 80s. we're watching the washington monument. clear skies. gorgeous start. perhaps you're getting in that morning routine, jog or walk. humidity is not bad. 69 degrees with dew points in the 50s, feels good. humidity is 53%. southwest within at 7:00. how do we compare? hagerstown at 63, richmond 60, salisbury 69. hig
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
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Jul 29, 2010 11:00am EDT
a little bit of thunder in the panhandle of west virginia and in western maryland. those are drifting to the east and southeast and may be moving closer to the shenandoah valley and perhaps into washington and frederick counties in maryland over the next hour or so. right now, we don't any storms or severe weather in the region. right now, 90 degrees at national airport. it is in the upper 80s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we have the high humidity. the dew points are in the low to mid-70s, sweltering humidity. hagerstown the a90 degrees as well. some of the storms could begin to pick up in intensity in the next hour or two. out of the mountains behind the front out in the ohio valley, temperatures are in the 70s right now. over the last 12 hours, that front is now just beginning to move into the mountains and slight risk of severe weather in this yellow zone. much of virginia, the district, most of maryland under a slight risk for damaging winds between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. as highs reach the low to mid-90s before that. after that, lower humidity movers in. details on friday an
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
from getting pregnant. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the
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Jul 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
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Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
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Jul 21, 2010 11:00am EDT
williams of kensington, maryland, is charged with first-degree murder. he has a bond hearing scheduled today at 1:00 this afternoon. police say he worked in the same warehouse area as miss naimi. she was reported missing sunday by a relative and found dead in the district in northwest the next day. the police will fnot say how sh died. her business partner tells us he lost a good friend and artist. >> i have been involved in a working relationship with her for several years. she has been my day-to-day working companion for the last approximately six months. she was an amazing person and a wonderf wonderful artist and will be surely missed. >> reporter: miss naimi had an extensive rest are may, owned a gallery at one time and worked here to restore art and worked as an art consultant. police in montgomery county will not release a motive. again, that bond hearing is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have more for you tonight. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, elaine. >>> some of the passengers on board that united airlines flight that ran into severe turbulence are sharing th
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Jul 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
degrees in washington right now. 79 in fairfax. 81 in manassas. 86 degrees in frederick, maryland. gaithersburg, 81 right now after a 53-degree start this morning. manassas, virginia, dropped down to 50 this morning. currently at 80 degrees with the sunshine. if you are one of the lucky ones, you got the tickets to watch the nationals take on the new york mets. first pitch time, 7:05. perfect baseball weather. temperature about 78 degrees at first pitch. there is the good night forecast. clear skies, temperatures back down into the low 70s by 11:00 p.m. a clear and quiet evening coming up. big warm-up arrives on sunday. the fourth of july. and by the looks of it, that big warm-up may be sticking around through much of the upcoming workweek. we'll detail that in the seven-day forecast. you need to be bracing yourself for more. perhaps near 100 degree heat coming our way very, very soon. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> about 35 million americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles this holiday weekend. according to aaa, that's a big increase from last year when fewer t
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Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. a graduate of the university of maryland. he has a degree in computer science technology. that he worked for a delivery service and had access to customer databases and used that information to select his targets. they say he lived in the neighborhood where the murders happened. they say he is currently in jail held on unrelated federal gun charges, his home was raided last year and 50 guns seized. two nurses, their two teenage daughters, two double murders in the largo neighborhood less than two months apart. now after months and months of investigation, prince george's county police have identified a potential suspect. this is half of the file. 14 binders, records of countless interviews. they're confident about the evidence in this case. >> in our opinion it has been a solid case, it is a solid case. >> reporter: the double-double murders happened in january 2009 and march 2009. detectives anthony shartner, bernie nelson, on this case from the beginning, working nonstop, no vacation, no holidays for them. sources say they have linked this potential suspect to an arson and murder in bo
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Jul 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
morning in a row, western maryland, west virginia. eastern shore, upper 50s and right at the atlantic beaches, it's a cool morning but a terrific day under way with a clear sky. we'll have lots of sunshine, we certainly do need pran. it does not appear we're going to have any chance of rain all the way into next week as this enormous area of high pressure will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. the low humidity will be in place through sunday and heating trend as we get into the weekend. highs today low 80s, mid-90s on the fourth of july. getting humid next week. >>> as we get under way, hard to tell from this picture, authorities were responding to an accident on the beltway inner loop. we'll look around and see what we can see. elsewhere over on the beltway, prince george's county on the inner loop and outer loop, they are still picking up the overnight road work. we're doing pretty well as friday morning gets under way. >> we are following a breaking story out of center vil, virginia, a fire ungulfed a house. look at this house. flames can be seen shooting through the r
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Jul 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
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Jul 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
as tomorrow. all of these areas in northern virginia, the district of columbia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore under this. high, excessive heat advisory. right now the dew points are in the mid 60s to upper 60s. that is rather humid but they're going to get even higher as we get into tomorrow so it's going to be turning more humid. right now in the mountains it's near 80. eastern shore, near 90 degrees there even at the beaches, code orange for unhealthy air quality. this afternoon so reduce outdoor afternoon activity. yes we do get to a hundred and perhaps even 102 or maybe even near the record of 103 this afternoon. details on the end of the week, a break coming our way in a few minutes. >> we'll need it. thank you, tom. finally, some relief for those of you who live in montgomery and prince george's county. the mandatory water restrictions in place for five days have now been lifted. crews fixed a 96-inch water main that was on the brink of breaking. megan mcgrath joins us live from potomac, maryland where the new main is now working. residents are happy about this on
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Jul 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. maryland has reported six heat-related deaths. that's the same number maryland had all last year. three deaths have been reported in virginia from the heat and one in the district. definitely time to stay inside. the key today, if you do have to go outside, you want to wear light-colored clothing and have plenty of water with you. otherwise you're going to feel faint. it is extremely hot, unbearable if you're watching this on tv and you're in air conditioning, you're in the best spot in the house. >> good advice. thanks, jane. >>> mandatory water restrictions are in place for people in montgomery or prince george's county. the good news is relief is on the way. they have fixed the cracked water main but the work isn't finished yet. our reporter has been covering this since the dark of morning and she has the latest from potomac, maryland. >> reporter: the damaged section of pipe could be seen sitting along the side of the road this morning. the new segment is in place and work crews have begun to partially backfill the hole. the repair work should be completed sometime today. but that d
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Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of maryland graduate who lived in the same neighborhood in largo, maryland, as the victims. he worked for a delivery service and had access to a customer database where police believe he found his victims. that man is in jail tonight on an unrelated gun charge. >> he will go down as one of the most vile murderers and criminals in the history of the united states. >> police say sources have also linked the same person of interest to the murder of vilma butler in 2008. her body was found in her house which had been set fire. >>> reds-light cameras will officially go online in arlington county in less than an hour. while many drivers are wary about the effectiveness, some local officials say you can't argue with statistics. craig melvin joined us with this story. hi, craig. >> reporter: we're at the corner of ft. meyer just over the bridge of arlington. i want to show you this camera behind me. at 12:01 if that camera catches you running a red, you'll get a ticket in the mail. you had been getting warnings until now. meanwhile, over the bridge the number of drivers getting tickets in the
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Jun 30, 2010 11:00pm EDT
sent smoke high into the air in frederick, maryland, tonight. the flames broke out just after 7:00 in an industrial building near south carroll and old saint streets. fire officials say the building housed a company that was destroyed. nobody was inside. one firefighter had to be treated to be heat stress. it's not clear how it started. >>> bar and restaurant patrons in virginia may get a surprise tomorrow. a new law takes effect allowing customers to carry concealed weapons. jackie bensen reports from alexandria. >> reporter: starting thursday, the person sitting next to you at a virginia bar could be carrying a concealed handgun. that did not seem to bother many of the patrons at pat troy's in old-town alexandria. >> if you're carrying a concealed weapon, that means that you've gone through the proper procedures to get that. and that means that you've been checked for your background, and therefore are an appropriate person to carry that weapon. >> i don't know how i feel about it. but generally speaking, my opinion is pro gun rights. >> reporter: virginians have long been abl
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Jul 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. tonight, there are new water restrictions in maryland. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. confusion over who owns that water main in potomac led to a delay in getting the water turned off. as a result, thousands of customers are now being asked to conserve. jackie bensen was the first to get an up-close look at the geyser this afternoon. she has more. >> reporter: the geyser of water gushed past the level of power lines and treetops. the water main break in the 100900 block happened around 9:30 p.m. >> kind of like niagara falls. i'm hoping it doesn't make it up there. >> reporter: it was a couple hours before officials were able to confirm the 24-inch pipe belonged not to the washington suburban sanitary commission but to the city of rockville. it is a separate water system and the pipe that ruptured is its largest. >> this is our main transmission line. this is the entire water supply that comes from our treatment plant on the potomac river. it supplies our system. >> right here. >> reporter: montgomery county police closed the street as the hole caused by the
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Jul 11, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in silver spring, maryland, a fan long before he had enough money to pay for a ticket to see a fight. >> i wanted to become muhammad ali. you know, fourth grade. >> reporter: the oldest of five children, joe was always a scrapper. >> my first fight, god, i was probably four, five years old. >> reporter: from an early age he fell he had to defends himself and his mother against an abusive father. >> i was afraid of him. >> reporter: a trashed box of kid-sized boxing gloves led to a new venture. >> i got the whole neighborhood, put them in my backyard. i thought that by virtue of the fact i owned the gloves, i would be the best guy out there. and this kid whipped up on me like there was no tomorrow. >> reporter: by then joe's father was gone most of the time. >> my father left home when -- were in seventh grade. >> reporter: make nothingly payments to keep her kids in catholic school, joe's mother was proud when show graduated from st. john's military academy. and went on to mt. st. mary's college in maryland. but he was kicked out of college for fighting freshman year. so he decided then to
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Jul 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
dealer who was murdered in maryland. she gained worldwide regard for her work restoring paintings, and investigators say she was killed in the studio she loved. john shriffen joins us from outside that studio in rockville with the latest. john? >> reporter: tonight i got a chance to speak with the victim's mother. she was too emotional to go on camera but told us that her daughter spends her life dedicated to the field of art. police say it was here behind me at this art studio where the woman was killed by the hands of a handyman who allegedly beat her, stabbed her, dumped her body in the district. and police say the murder weapon, a pair of scissors. >> anything that is applied in this world on an artistic world is from an upper god that created all of us. >> reporter: in a taped interview, the 45-year-old described her love for the arts. after graduating from high school in montgomery county, her mother says she spent the rest of her life traveling the world, studying paintings and restoring them to famous clients. but on monday d.c. police found her body stabbed, beaten with b
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Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in virginia. quite a bit of damage in montgomery county, maryland. quite a bit of trees down. that's loudon county. numerous trees down. a 61-miles-per-hour measured wind gust. multiple trees down. there you can see the last of the thunderstorms now rolling across st. marys county. they are not severe. cooler lower humidity on the way. details forecast coming up. >> thanks, buddy. damage reports continue to pour into the newsroom. many from montgomery county where dozens of trees came down. one of the trees landed on a house. darcy spencer is live with that story. darcy? >> reporter: we were out driving in the truck during the storm this afternoon. it was very frightening. we were on river road heading out of the district. like anything struck one of the traps formers. there was a loud explosion. parts of river road were closed. there was a tree down on the road. people were driving on the wrong side of the road. it was scary for anyone out in this. this is what a lot of people are seeing in their neighborhoods. you can see a tree is blocking this road. people cannot come in. people cannot
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Jul 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of relentless heat compou compounded by humidity. thousands in d.c., maryland and virginia found themselves without power. a busy commercial section lost power for much of the day. >> starting on the other side of 13th street, some manholes that did pop. we probably have burnt cable. we're going to splice, repair the damage. try to get it done this evening. >> reporter: harry thomas jr. says his constituents are frustrated and he and others want answers. >> we're glad they're calling an emergency hearing on this, but we're reviewing the process if place and wonder why this should happen because our most vulnerable citizens and those with health issues are now in pearl. >> reporter: he said he would like to see the city open more cooling centers. back to you. >> thanks. >>> now, veronica johnson joins us when we'll get a break. >> it's coming. just hang on. the record for today, 100 degrees. 95 at reagan national, we flirt wd the record heat again and well above the average of 88 degrees. so, 95, cooler than yesterday, but the humidity was sky high all day long. persistently high with dew po
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Jul 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
from maryland is among the injured. and tonight terror expert have a new concern. this is the first time this militant group has carried out an attack outside somalia. >> reporter: the final minutes of the world cup association tournament in johannesburg. millions glued to television screens all over the world. in uganda, it was an opportunity for terror. three bombs ripped through bars as fans watched the match. there was no warning. >> an explosion. and then the second one went off. >> reporter: at least one american was kill in the bombings. a san diego based aid group called invisible children named him. while others were wounded. ugandan police believe a militant group from somalia with ties to al qaeda may have been responsible for the bombs. a severed head and legs indicate they were suicide attack. >> they have started using suicide bombings, they target civilians and that's on one side. they engage in conventional guerrilla war. but they are using explosives and suicide bombings. a very unpleasant form of war fare. >> reporter: last week, the commanders called for attacks a
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Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
, maryland. police are still investigating this accident. no word on the condition of the two injured passengers. >>> road maintenance over northern virginia has reached a critical point. those are the words of fairfax county officials pushing for more funding from the state. county board chair sent a letter to virginia senator yesterday. he's the majority leader and also a democrat from fairfax county. she said the roads have fallen into disrepair, potholes unfixed. grass unmowed. she said fairfax county will receive less than two grand for secondary road construction over the next two years. >>> metro will fix two broken he le be -- escalatorses. riders have been huffing up and down those 120 steps. the work is a slow process because some parts are no longer availab available. >>> if you're traveling on metro. add extra time. work on the red, yellow and blue lines. new york avenue and brentwood station on the red line. delays between shady grove and twin brook on the blue line delays will be between braddock and van dorn and between brad don't and huntington station on the yellow li
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Jul 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
, arlington, fairfax and prince georges counties as well as around southern maryland and there's a bit of a breeze off the ocean. but it is sweltering humidity there. and the humidity is a little bit lower farther into our north and west. but east of there we've got the sweltering humidity. the afternoon heat index is in all of these counties including the district and most of maryland. richmond out to 93. salisbury up to 92. west virginia, the humidity is a little lower but their temperature is around 80 degrees in the higher elevations. in the last 12 hours we've seen high clouds drifting through. with a clearing sky it's going to be hot all the way into this evening. before this afternoon, hazy sunshine, heat and humidity. it will feel like 105 during the next two or three hours and it will stay that way until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. not going to cool down much tonight. we'll look at that and the heat continuing into the weekend. >> my friend just came back from china. said it was 106 there. she's come back to the same heat right here in washington. thanks. we'll talk to you jen sfwen sho
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Jul 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, maryland. as you see behind me, these power lines are over falls road, causing some cars to actually turn around other. cars like the ones behind me to go in the far lane. hoping to alternate. pepco is hoping to have full power restored throughout montgomery county in 48 hours or later. >> thanks, chris. >>> pepco, the crews are working all around the clock. they have an awful lot of work ahead of them. we have not seen power outages since hurricane isabel in 2003. >> we're joined by pepco's joseph rigby. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> tell us what pepco is doing to get everybody's power turned back on and why is it taking so long? >> well, start with the why. this is a pretty extraordinary storm. it came through yesterday afternoon, 60-mile-an-hour winds have ripped through the metropolitan area. and as i just was listening to your broadcast and the recounting of the trees down, we have reports of over 1400 wears down that you can get a sense of the extent of the damage. with regard to what we're doing to get power restored, we're bringing all of our resources to bear. all of the resour
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Jul 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, jane. and the city of frederick, maryland, is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water. the intense heat, coupled with low rainfall resulted in low water levels there. official warn if people don't cut back, the city may have to take more drastic measures to conserve water. >>> the human is baidity is bac. so is the chance of storms. >> later tonight we could see some scattered storms across the area. as far as right now, we have hazy conditions. a lot of humidity and steam today. that's really taken the heat index way up to about 100 degrees. you're looking currently at our skycam shot there with the washington monument in the distance. and our dew point temperatures, that water vapor, 65 to 69 degrees. in some neighborhoods, it has taken the heat index temperature way up. to 97 degrees, takoma park. 98 degrees in buoy and lando. and you folks in montgomery, wheaton and cole's activism it faelz like 106 in lenard arrested town. some areas from the shenandoah valley, some storm. then a better chance coming our way tomorrow. from late morning until early afternoon. we'll
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Jul 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
awaiting on the court in montgomery county. utility across from pennsylvania and northern maryland worked around the many downed trees hear to repair the broken lines. work on the street was delayed because someone stole some of the fallen power lines that would have been used in the repair. but neighbor george worthington who had his power restored said they are used to being at the end of the line with pepco. >> a common occurrence. we're on a small feeder line and pepco doesn't concern it southwesterly the small feeders. >> reporter: not far away, five days of waiting came to an end at 1:45 this afternoon. >> look. your light are back on. >> it just happened. just now they turned them on. >> reporter: jerry black had hoped to move into his new home this week. those plans were foil by storm damage to a transformer. he used to live in howard county where power lines are underground and outages rare. >> frustrating. pepco kept saying, they're in your area. they're working on it. a transformer. it is bla bla bla, this and that. i never really got a straight story. >> reporter: across the s
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Jul 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
at the university of maryland are scared. >> everyone i talk to is always looking for jobs. especially now. >> reporter: and looking for the start of a strong recovery with lots of hiring. meanwhile, the touchy political issue of extending unemployment benefits will remain unsettled. at least until senate gets back from its break in ten days. i'm steve handelsman, capitol hill. >>> the next jobs report along with pay roll fell for the first time in six months, sent stocks tumbling and ends a dismal week. it fell about 46 points today to close at 9686. the nasdaq also dropped by about ten points to chose at 2092. the s&p 500 ended about five points lower to close at 10.23. >> sally may is leaving northern virginia. it is the nation's largest student hender. officials in delaware announced today that the outfit sally mae is moving its corporate headquarters from reston, virginia, to newark, del tell. they say they will recommend that they receive a state grant of 3% of the capital investment at the new site with a cap of $3 million. the new headquarters is expected to open in march. >>> when
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Jul 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
showing up in western maryland and up near mineral county, west virginia and southern pa. those are drifting to the east. right now it's a steamy morning, 81 in washington, near 80 in prince george's county, mid and upper 70s, arlington and fairfax and generally in the 70s around the entire region from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches on this thursday morning. the main front that could be giving us strong storms later today is out in the ohio valley this morning. and that front h begin to move our way here later today. perhaps around noon time we could have our first thundershower moving in in the viewing area just to our west of the metro region and then by the middle of the afternoon, right around the metro areas, we could have some of those storms coming through 2:00 p.m. to maybe as late as 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and some individual storms unfortunately could produce some damaging winds. highs before the storms arrive into the low and mid-90s. then lower humidity moving in tonight as we clear out and it will be in place friday and saturday. more storms possible s
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Jul 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
because the heat can cause the tracks to kink. now the maryland transit administration is extending the hours of its customer call center so that it can provide information about delays to passengers. callers can reach the hotline at 1-800-325-rail. that's 1-800-325-7245. the mta says until further notice, those phones will be staffed until 11:00 at night. >>> newly unsealed documents in the case of yeardley love reveal new evidence to the case. today a judge released the details of the search warrant outlining what police found and what was missing from several key locations. yeardley love was found dead in her charlottesville apartment in early may. police have charged george huguely, her ex-boyfriend and a uva men's lacrosse player with her murder. the search warrant states that police took swabs of red stains, most likely blood from all over love's apartment, including on sheets and the wall. they also found a note from huguely there. in huguely's apartment, the found a uva lacrosse t-shirt with a red stain on it, another note addressed to love, and a pair of shorts with his pas
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Jul 11, 2010 6:00am EDT
on the map. mid-60s from frederick, maryland, to leesburg, virginia. 62 in winchester. as we widen out the view, along the eastern seaboard, a pocket of absolutely cooler air far western maryland, the change in dewpoints is the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, a little bit of a drying trend. as a result, with high pressure in charge, a west to northwesterly wind will mix out more and more of the humidity. a beauty of a sunday coming up today. lots of sunshine. a somewhat stormier weather pattern coming our way into the week. that's good news. we still need the rainfall around here. for today, bright sunshine with high pressure in charge. that area of high pressure slides off the eastern seaboard overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. it opens up the flood gates to atlantic and gulf moisture. as a result as we get through the course of the day on monday, a slight chance for a shower late in the damon, especially monday night. but i think tuesday will be our busier day. main area of risk for severe weather. it moves towards us for tuesday. so your forecast on a beautiful sund
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Jul 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
and traffic charges in maryland. he was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring and two years of unsupervised probation. a dash cam video was showing the nba star being pulled over for speeding. he was apparently something of a rolling armory. he was carrying two loaded hand guns, a loaded shotgun and a knife. >>> this morning a mother hopes someone will come forward with information on the murder of her daughter of the vanessa pham was killed more than two weeks ago. darcy spencer talked with her mother and lead agency handling the investigation. >> i feel angry. >> reporter: the mother of vanessa pham, the 19-year-old fashion design student at the center of a murder mystery that is baffling detectives. >> i cry all the time. >> reporter: pham was found dead in her car june 27th. her toyota scion was captured on video minutes before she was found dead. the clues have not been enough to catch a killer. >> the detectives here and supervisors are phenomenal, the amount of extra hours and time. >> reporter: in a rare interview, major shawn barrett appealed to the public to help s
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Jul 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
now in the mid-60s. weather watchers reporting southern maryland right near the bay it's near 70, but away from the waters, it's down in the 60s, even 50s in a few location. out in the mountain, it's dipped into the 40s this morning in many locations of western maryland into west a have a. and as we get through the day, we will have this high pressure in place giving us plenty of sunshine. tus a weak disturbance coming through. midday good may give us a few clouds. but lots of sunshine. tomorrow bright and sunny, low humidity still in place. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and still a comfortably dry on saturday with bright sunshine, great beach and pool weather, into the mid eight. and then the heat will begin to build as we get into the fourth of july. sunday a little more humid h, but still not oppressive. still hooking like good weather for the fireworks displays on sunday evening. now let's check traffic for this h thursday morning. jerry, how is it look something. >> off to a quiet start so far and that is very good news. live pictures of 395 northbound with no worries ge
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Jul 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
of these counties in orange, still under an excessish heat advisory. most of maryland, western maryland and west virginia mid-70s. we can blame this area of high pressure that will give us another day with extreme heat with high s reaching 100 degree. today we may have had a record day for washington. steaming humidity tomorrow friday and saturday. and a chance of some much-needed rain as well. highs in the mid-90s tomorrow. near 90 on friday and again on saturday. let's check traffic jerry. how are we doing. >> good morning, everyone. we're doing pretty well. had a long holiday weekend and a break from the road work. crews went back at it last night. on the maryland side over near route 4 and 5. 14th street bridge doing all right. let's head over to maryland. over the beltway, kenilworth avenue, both the inner loop and outer loop appear to be doing okay. joe and eun? >> the extreme heat isn't just taking a toll on the people, it includes power lines to the metro track. >> slow, hot. a lot of people complaining. >> reporter: some of them are on this red line metro train during tuesday's rush hou
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Jul 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in may that girl from maryland made national headlines had she revealed her mother's undocumented immigration status to first lady michelle obama during a visit to a school in silver spring. her mother reportedly is from peru and has overstayed her visa. daisy did not speak to the crowd or to reporters today. >>> about 18,000 people are still without power tonight. and many of them are pretty aggravated, especially those who live in neighborhoods where those with and without power are divided by just a few feet. craig melvin is in one such spot in wheaton, maryland, tonight. hi, craig. >> reporter: hey there, doreen. sunday's storm, as you can see, ripped up this tree and knocked down the power pole. these wires are not live. imagine our surprise when we rolled up and noticed that the streetlight is on, and the guy who lives in the house that the tree is partly on top of is probably watching us right now. uproots, massive. but unlike so many others over the past few days, not power killing. >> it is amazing, isn't it? i have power. i have comcast. and i have my telephone which is
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Jul 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in the gambling arena. maryland has approved slots, something charlestown has had for years. now they offer games you'd expect to see in vegas and atlantic city. >> it's really taking money out of maryland, you know, and bringing it down here. so as a result, they're losing revenue. >> the casino is still packed on this opening night that people are waiting in line just to get to one of these table games. officials say more than 90% of the gamblers here are from d.c., maryland and virginia. >> when the ca sin sew nope is in full operation next week, there will be 85 different tables and a 27-table poker room. that's in addition to 5,000 slot machines. >> i just think it's going to bring a lot more people here that normally would go to atlantic city or vegas. it's just an hour down the road versus a $400 plane ticket. >> darcy spencer, news4. >>> some improperly disposed fireworks sparked a massive fire last night. the family had set off legal fire works and followed all the precautions but they placed the fire works in a plastic bucket that melted on the front porch. the resulting fire destroyed
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Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on him during a traffic stop in maryland last year. now thanks to a plea deal, west will stay out of jail but he won't stay out from under court supervision. derek ward is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: it started with a traffic stop on the beltway near route 214 on september 17th of last year. prince george's county said that he was driving his three-wheel motorcycle recklessly. when he was pulled over, eltd officers he was armed. he called for back-up. when they searched west and his vehicle, they found three loaded weapons, a loaded remmington shotgun and a guitar case. a .9 millimeter about a rhetta. he had a knife. a guilty plea on weapons and reckless driving charges got west two years probation and eight months home detention. >> i wanted to make sure he was treated the same way any other defendant would be treated in coming through the courthouse here. that's pretty much what people get for this kind of offense. >> reporter: west's attorney said the nba star was moving the weapons from a home he shares with his mother in ft. washington to one he owns in brandyw
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Jul 16, 2010 11:00am EDT
. clinton, maryland lon, heat index, 98 degrees. dover, delaware's heat index, 101. a ribbon of rain showers rolling through pittsburgh, pennsylvania, part of an ever-so-weak weather front. showers and storms in far western maryland and the west virginia mountains. can't completely rule out the chance of a shower in the far western suburbs of the washington area by 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 this evening. by and large, most of us are going to stay dra fy for the remainder of the day. 73, the dew point in atlanta. the combination of heat and humidity has heat index values in the high 90s to near 100. the weather service has had to issue a heat advisory for the i-95 corridor. in anticipation of heat index value between 100 and 105 during the peak of the afternoon. we will spend most of the day in the frying pan. what little shower chances we have will primarily be late this evening and into the overnight hours. may trigger one or two lonesome showers. high pressure is large and in charge of our forecast. the heat advisory goes until 9:00 tonight have the a few thunderstorms and outside possibility. cert
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Jul 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. a family-run business in silver spring, maryland. we appreciate you coming in today. this is something that never occurred to me. roasting your own coffee on a grill. >> it's fabulous. you'll be adding a layer of flavor which is just lovely and i'll show you how to do it today. >> i don't know if we can get a shot of this. i want to quickly show this one here. this is what we typically think of as the coffee bean. you say it starts differently. >> yeah. this is a product we have. when you start with a green coffee, it looks like this. it is basically the dried seed of a coffee cherry. so this is the dry coffee that is considered green. and this next section is about eight minutes into a roasting process whether you're roasting it at home or at the grill. it is about 20 minutes to roast total. that will get you between here and here. this is about 23 minutes here. >> this is the final product at the end. what do you do? you put in it what and stick it over the hot grill? >> this is really complicated. all do you is you take -- you can take colander or a spaghetti strainer. it doesn't bu
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Jul 22, 2010 11:00am EDT
in the mountains, cooler, western maryland and west virginia. many locations still in the 70s. central virginia already hitting the low 90s. over the last 12 hours, we have seen weak high pressure move in from the north and west. that's moving right over the region now, which is bringing us a little bit lower humidity. it is still going to be uncomfortably hot and humid this afternoon, highs in the mid-90s. a little bit of a northwesterly breeze that should make it feel better. great beach and pool weather. you need the sunblock. we will take a look at the rest of the week and the weekend. that's the all-important forecast everybody is wondering about. stay tuned. >> i hear we are going to need sun hats and block and everything else. >>> meanwhile, this morning, there is a new threat looming over the gulf disaster. a storm i go brews in ting in t caribbean threatening cleanup efforts. crews are preparing for rough seas and efforts to permanently stop the leak will have to be halted. the storm won't stop the efforts to track the oil that has already leaked out. research crews are hard at work tr
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Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
orleans. >>> a 12-year-old who went under at a pool dark home in upper marlboro, maryland, has died tonight, and the man who who have jumped in to rescue the child has also died. it happened about 2:30 this afternoon at the intersection of fair haven avenue and midland turn. darcy spencer has more. >> reporter: authorities stay two victim a 12-year-old boy and his 59-year-old uncle. both were pronounced dead earlier this afternoon. apparently the 12-year-old boy jumped into a neighbor's pool here in the 9,300 block of midland turn. at some point, some friends realized he was at the bottom of the pool in the deep end, about eight feet deep. his uncle, 59 years old, jumped into the pool to attempt a rescue. and became a victim himself. the fire and rescue officials were called in and arrived about. >> about six minutes. both uncle and nephew were removed from the pool. they had no pulse and were not breathing at the time. they were taken to the area hospitals in extremely critical condition, we're told the homeowner was not even aware that the boy had jumped in. >> the 12-year-old was
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Jul 28, 2010 11:00am EDT
days. most of the outages are in maryland, particularly in montgomery county. pepco is working to restore power to more than 25,000 customers there. more than 5,000 customers are in the dark in prince george's county and in the district, a little more than 2300 customers have no electricity. elaine reyes has the latest from gaithersburg. >> this is pepco's staging area where crews from out of town are waiting for their assignments. the goal is to have most, if not all, the power restored by tomorrow night. >> there would be such an influx of calls, because we said after 3:00, call 1-877-pepco 62. as anticipated, there was a large volume of calls. it created a problem for our technology. >> there have been numerous complaints by customers complaining they are not getting accurate information for repair time. they are enlifting the help of hundreds of workers brought in from out of town. police officers spent the morning rush-hour directing traffic at several dark intersections like this one. pepco says it is prioritizing by safety. >> down wires continue to be a tremendous safet
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Jul 1, 2010 11:00am EDT
maryland, around the bay, temperatures there are in the low to mid-70s right now. a little bit of a breeze off the water. just a spectacular day. look at the dew points. right into the 40s at this hour. these dew points indicating this very dry air mass that's in place here. temperatures out of the mountains did dip down into the 40s. now, it's in the 60s there. feeling almost like autumn on the eastern shore. it is in the mid-70s now as well as at the atlantic beaches and the view from space over the last 12 hours showing a gorgeous weather pattern moving in coming from high pressure anchored over the great lakes. this is an enormous area of high pressure that stretches from the upper midwest, the canadian border, counsel totten see valley, the eastern plains and all the way to the eastern seaboard. it is centered over michigan right now. let's go forward over the next 48 hours. it certainly is a very dry air mass as well. things are drying out around here, many of the lawns are parched. we could use some rain. this high pressure is going to suppress any rain chances here. all of the way
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Jul 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
50s by wake-up time tomorrow morning. and then climbing quickly into the 60s. maryland, plaque top hills, orchard, dropped down to 52 degrees. right now it is an even 70 degrees in fire department. great falls, virginia, great te. 75 after a 55-degree start this morning. and even gaithersburg. i mentioned al going to see a very substantial warming trend next weekend. here's why. like the temperature in the high plains. when bismarck, north dakota, is nosing in on 100 degrees, that's about two or three days away from us. the warm air comes up over the ridge of high pressure that's been steering our weather very effectively, bringing the cool air in on the front end of it. pushing the tropical storm and eventually hurricane alex all the way into part of mexico. lot of moisture across texas and louisiana. that area of high pressure which pushed alex out. it will open up the flood gate to bringing in an enormous. a humidity as we get into the middle part of next week. no rain in the forecast. a couple of showers across the carolinas and georgia. the heavy industrial strength rains down
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